Alligator alert!

SEBASTIAN, Fla. (WPTV) After his dog Daisey got loose during a thunderstorm last Wednesday Lloyd Gunnels began hanging up fliers around Sebastian, Florida’s Lake Hardee Park. The fliers offered a reward for anyone who found his missing pet.

On Friday the two-year-old pit bull’s head and part of her torso were pulled from a canal.

“We don’t want a repeat of what happened,” Gunnels said.

Neighbors said an alligator – estimated to be up to ten-feet long – is the gator now classified by wildlife officials as a ‘nuisance’ gator.

“I knew it was something very bad,” said Debra Roetzer, who spotted Daisey’s remains in the water right behind her house. “I was very concerned because we knew the alligator had been cruising back and forth,” she said.

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